November 2012 Features

  • If at First You Don’t Succeed, You’re About Average

    November 30, 2012

    Having witnessed our Buster Posey and the Giants sweep the 2012 World Series last month, Albany CEO contributor Doug Robinson shares the following excerpt from his recently-released book, “Sell is NOT a Four Letter Word."

  • Invision Technologies, LLC Helps Power Local Job Creation

    November 28, 2012

    Small businesses with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 65 percent of the new jobs created in the U.S. between 1993 and 2009, according to the Small Business Administration. One of those small businesses is Invision Technologies in Albany, which has created nine jobs since its founding in 2007. Three of those jobs were added in 2012.

  • 2012 Georgia Academy for Economic Development Announces Albany Area Graduates

    November 27, 2012

    The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the graduates of their 2012 Region 10 Multi-Day Training Program. 12 graduates hail from the good life city.

  • Daniel Titus Shares How to Get the Most Out of Your Website Design

    November 26, 2012

    Daniel Titus of shares a few tricks of the trade to help you get the most out of your website design.

  • Thanksgiving Travel to Increase for 4th Consecutive Year, Bringing Economic Boost

    November 16, 2012

    AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25.

  • Bil Sadler Talks About How to Take a Hardship Withdrawal from a 401(k)

    November 15, 2012

    There's no question the past five years have been some of the toughest economic times since the Great Depression. Many people have been out of work, and some for prolonged periods. If work has been found, it's possible for lesser pay. An extended economic slowdown, such as this, eventually can take its toll on more and more people, including the affluent. Thats why hardship withdrawals from 401(k)'s have been on the rise in the past few years.

  • Albany's Integra Business Alternatives Plans to Expansion in Columbus

    November 13, 2012

    Integra Business Alternatives, a payroll, staffing and human resources firm based in Albany, continues to experience steady double-digit growth. Against a backdrop of high national and local unemployment, the firm grew revenues by 32 percent from 2009 to 2010 and 46 percent from 2010 to 2011.

  • How to Leverage Big Brands for Your Small Business

    November 12, 2012

    No man is an island, and no small business is either. As small business owners, we know that success requires reaching out to others. You can’t do it all on your own. At least… you can’t do it all on your own and be anywhere near sane by the end of the quarter. By leveraging big brands, you’ll be able to boost your own reputation and solidify those leads you’re already working on.

  • The Five Most Important Estate Planning Documents

    November 09, 2012

    It may be the subject matter — death, incapacity and taxes — that causes us to avoid estate planning. However, the fact is that, no matter what your age or how much wealth you’ve accumulated, you need an estate plan to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets — both now while you’re still active as well as after your death. Having an effective estate plan is one of the most important things you can do for your family.

  • Albany Technical College Launches Center for Business Solutions

    November 07, 2012

    Albany Technical College has officially launched its new Center for Business Solutions (CBS), which will serve as an extension of the College's Economic Development division to provide expanded business solutions for area employers. Dedicated to improving workplaces around all of Southwest Georgia, CBS will focus heavily on providing customized business training and continuing education, as well as provide outlets on the college campus for venues and services to clients.

  • Renovations, New Starbucks Coming to Hilton Garden Inn

    November 06, 2012

    A $1 million renovation of the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Albany gets under way this month. The property, which opened in 2005, will be updated with a new Starbucks in the lobby overlooking the pool, a bar area overlooking the Ray Charles Plaza with future outdoor seating and a fire pit, as well as a new fresh, contemporary look in its 122 guest rooms and common areas. The renovation work is expected to be complete in January.

  • Respect the Process: MillerCoors Employees Blend Art & Science to Create Great Beer

    November 05, 2012

    At MillerCoors, brewing beer is more than following a formula. Tim Dill, Vice President of the Albany brewery, explains how new employees join an experienced workforce to create a product the customer desires.

  • Darton State College Hosting Men's Soccer Championship Set to Bring Economic Impact to Albany

    November 02, 2012

    City officials and business owners alike can anticipate a surge of over 4,000 spectators and hundreds of student-athletes, coaches and supporting staff to come to Albany this November with Darton State College Hosting the 2012 NJCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship Tournament. It is expected to bring an economic impact of about $830,000 for the Albany area.